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Annual Meetings


HFES 2011 Logo
55th Annual Meeting of the
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
September 19-23, 2011

Sponsorships at the HFES 55th Annual Meeting

The HFES 2011 Annual Meeting is an opportunity to promote your company's products and services to human factors/ergonomics professionals from North America and around the world. The 1,300-1,500 attendees are buyers as well as influencers.

Reserving your sponsorship is easier than ever with our online exhibit/ad/sponsorship reservation site with secure credit card transactions.

Exhibitors receive a 10% discount on sponsorship fees! To obtain the discount, reserve your exhibit booth or tabletop at the same time you sign up for your sponsorship.

Increase Your Visibility
Maximize your exposure among this critical HF/E community by sponsoring an event or giveaway. Below are the sponsorship opportunities for the HFES 55th Annual Meeting. NOTE: You need not be an exhibitor to take advantage of these sponsorship opportunities. All Annual Meeting sponsors receive significant recognition through listings in the following:

  • Annual Meeting Program
  • on-site signage
  • on-site daily newsletter

In addition, your company logo and name are included on the Sponsors page at the HFES Web site, with links to your Web site. View sponsors of the 2011 Annual Meeting.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Internet Café - $5,000 or two $2,500 sponsorships - UPDATE!
One sponsorship is available. Simply provide a screensaver with your company logo for display on monitors at the free e-mail stations for attendees. This heavily utilized service is an excellent way to increase your visibility. Also includes signage; logo mousepads will be displayed if supplied by the sponsor (10 stations).

Coffee & Refreshment Breaks - $2,500
Up to nine sponsorships are available. Coffee and beverage breaks are offered in the Exhibit Hall and other locations Tuesday through Thursday morning and afternoon and on Friday morning. Attendees use these breaks to visit the exhibits and network with colleagues. Signs bearing the sponsor's name and logo will be placed in the area. The sponsor's representatives are encouraged to meet and greet attendees in the coffee break areas.

If you are interested in sponsoring or cosponsoring the Opening Plenary Session, which takes place on Tuesday, September 20, please contact HFES Executive Director Lynn Strother, 310/394-1811. The Opening Plenary Session features the keynote address and presidential address. This session, which kicks off the four-day technical program, traditionally attracts up to 800 attendees.

Focus on Students

Student Reception - $3,000 single sponsor or three $1,000 sponsorships - UPDATE!
Up to three sponsorships are available. Each year, about 200 students gather on Tuesday evening (September 20) to enjoy refreshments and camaraderie. Awards are also presented. Signs bearing the sponsor's name and logo will be placed at the door and in an acknowledgment made during the program.

Student Lounge - $1,000/day or $5,000/week
Up to five sponsorships are available. The lounge provides a relaxing atmosphere for networking and mentoring. Sponsor(s) will be acknowledged in signage and may display information about the organization.

Mentoring Luncheons - $1,500 or three $500 sponsorships - UPDATE!
Up to three sponsorships are available. Three luncheons (12:00 noon-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday, September 20-22) will be held to provide students and early career professionals with information and opportunities to develop mentoring relationships with established professionals in the human factors/ergonomics field.

Student Chapter Presidents Luncheon/Business Meeting - $1,000 or two $500 sponsorships - UPDATE!
One sponsorship is available. Here is another opportunity to promote your company to future designers, researchers, and leaders in the human factors/ergonomics field. Student chapter presidents and are provided with a complimentary lunch. Signs bearing the sponsor's name and logo will be placed at the door.

Student Career and Professional Development Day Afternoon Break - $1,500 or three $500 sponsorships - UPDATE!
One sponsorship is available. Student Career and Professional Development Day is a full-day program on Monday, September 19, and is geared toward helping students prepare for their careers. This sponsorship provides an opportunity to reach out to future HF/E professionals and includes signage bearing the sponsor's name and logo.

Student Career and Professional Development Day Afternoon Break - $1,500 or three $500 sponsorships - UPDATE!
One sponsorship is available. Student Career and Professional Development Day is a full-day program on Monday, September 19, and is geared toward helping students prepare for their careers. This sponsorship provides an opportunity to reach out to future HF/E professionals and includes signage bearing the sponsor's name and logo.

NEW!Early-Career Professionals Reception - $3,000 or three $1,000 sponsorships
Up to three sponsorships are available. This first-time social event, on Wednesday, September 21, will enable young professionals to network with attendees from industry and academia. The social is followed by a short program that will target specific topics of concern to early-career professionals.

How to Reserve a Sponsorship
Please go to the online reservation site and click the "Register" link at the top of the page (even if you are not booking exhibit space). If you prefer, you may download, complete, and return the Exhibitor/Sponsor Contract. Sponsorships are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis on receipt of payment.

For information, including ideas for sponsorships not included here, please contact Dick Bublitz, 800/485-5029, 818/992-0366, dickbublitz@sbcglobal.net.